Missing inmate from Westville Correctional Center located

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The Westville Correctional Center inmate who was reported missing on Friday afternoon, May 5, has been found. Orville Morris, 35, was located inside the facility, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

Morris had crawled up into the ceiling area, ABC 57 reported.


Westville Correctional Facility Superintendent Mark Sevier says Morris, of Marengo, had crawled into some of the mechanical systems in that building’s ceiling. He was found hiding on a ledge within the heating and air-conditioning ductwork of the prison’s pallet shop.

Prison officials say Morris had crawled into some of the mechanical systems in that building’s ceiling. He was unaccounted for during Friday morning’s inmate check.

Morris has been an inmate of the prison since July 2014. He is serving a three-year sentence for robbery, and in August is to begin serving an additional three-year sentence for burglary, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.

Morris was scheduled to be released in January 2019.

He now faces internal prison charges for his attempted escape. LaPorte County prosecutors will determine whether he also faces felony criminal charges.

RELATED: Police search for escaped inmate from Westville Correctional Center, May 5, 2017.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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